The Food Bank will be closed on the following dates:
Monday, December 26, for Boxing Day
Catch-Up Payments | ontario.ca
Apply for direct Catch-Up Payments to get $200 to $250 to help pay for student learning supports to help fill gaps that may have emerged because of COVID‑19. As a parent or guardian, you can use this one-time funding for things that best suit your child’s needs, like tutoring services, supplies and equipment.
These Catch-Up Payments are available to parents to help their child get back on track during the 2022–23 school year.
You can get financial support to help with the costs of your child’s tutoring, supplies or equipment during the 2022–23 school year. Eligible applicants will receive a one-time payment of:
- $200 for each student between kindergarten and Grade 12, up to age 18
- $250 for each student with special education needs between kindergarten and Grade 12, up to age 21
The application deadline is March 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Canada Learning Bond (CLB). The CLB is up to $2000 from the Federal Government to be deposited into Registered Education Savings Plans (RESP) for children to help cover the cost of post-secondary education (trade, apprenticeship, college or university).
Children are eligible if they were born after January 1, 2004, if a parent has applied for the Canada Child Benefit, is from a modest-income family and is a resident of Canada. The current family net annual income cut-off is less than $49,020 (income cut-off is higher for families with more than three children).
No parental contributions are needed to access the CLB, not even one penny. Every eligible child receives at least $500 in their RESP to start. They will also receive an additional $100 for every year they are eligible, based on their family’s income, until age 15. Even if you apply several years after your child was born, you will still receive all payments owed to your child from past years.
www.canada.ca (search for Canada Learning Bond) or call Fare Share at 905-847-3988 for more information.
We will be open at our regular hours; however, please dress for the weather as you will need to wait outside. Food will be brought out to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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We are a non-profit registered charity that has been run entirely by volunteers since 1987. We currently have about 700 households registered with us for support. This is about 2,500 individuals, many of whom are children.
Client households may come once per month to our location at 1240 Speers Road, between 3rd and 4th Line.
We are open to clients Monday’s 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and Thursday’s 2:00 pm to 6:45pm.
We are open for deliveries and donations only at various times during the work week. Please call to make sure someone is there to serve you at 905-847-3988.
The bulk of our non-perishable food comes from food drives held at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas and ongoing donations from churches, schools, businesses, supermarkets and others in our community.
Financial donations are vital to our existence. We need them to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, fish meat, eggs, cheese milk, and a variety of other items.
Food and other items purchased for clients account for about 80% of the money spent by the food bank. The balance of the money goes towards typical overhead expenses. We pay no salaries. Tax receipts are issued for financial donations, our charity number is 13173 66662 RR0001.
Monetary donations are vital to our existence. We need them to buy non donated perishable food such as chicken, ground beef, fish, cheese and fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit. A portion of the money pays for the Supermarket gift cards we provide to families at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Being volunteer run, we pay no salaries. Tax receipts are issued for all monetary donations where appropriate. Charity Registration No. 13173 6662 RR0001
“I have recently become a user of the food bank. I was treated with respect, kindness and comfort as the staff realized I was so very uncomfortable being in a position of such need. I will always appreciate what this group of volunteers did for me and hopefully one day I will be able to repay their kindness.”